[Strawbale] Hand operated baler

Andrew Morrison Andrew at StrawBale...
Mon Mar 21 20:50:18 CET 2011

Hi Tomas. I have seen some pictures on line as well and I too would like to
learn more about these tools. They are VERY useful in countries where baling
machines do not exist and would be too expensive to import. I would love
some details on the inner workings and layout as well.


On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Thomas Simkevicius <t_shimkus at yahoo...>wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Tomas. I have been following this mailing list for at least 2
> years. It has very usefull info.
> Could anybody share pictures or drawings of hand operated straw baler. I
> would like to make one for compacting loose bales. I had the tractor
> compacting bales last year, but since  the tactor attached balers in the
> area are very old, it did not compress bales very well. The strings are
> loose, so I'm thinking about recompacting those bales (about 800 pcs.). I
> know its tremendous work, but it has to be done if I want to have warm house
> :)  I have found some pictures online and  understand how to make the box
> and the handle, but do not understand how/where to attache strings so they
> wouldn't be in the way when loading loose bales. Can  one person operate one
> hand baler, or it has to be another tieyng the strings?
> Thank you!
> Tomas
> http://www.siaudinesodyba.blogspot.com/
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